The Improviser’s Way: A Longform Workbook
by Katy Schutte
foreword by Susan Messing
The Improviser’s Way is a workbook for longform improvisers at any level. Follow the twelve-week programme with your team or on your own. Become a better improviser and a better person! Develop a work ethic for your craft and find ways to cope with bad gigs, jealousy, fear of missing out and your inner critic. Katy Schutte’s book is full of exercises, essays, techniques and advice for learning faster and becoming (more) amazing at improvisation.
About the Author:
Katy Schutte is an improviser, writer, comedian, actor and director. She trained in Drama at the University of Hull before finding her true passion at iO Chicago, Second City Chicago and with teachers from The Annoyance Theatre, UCB and other world-class improv training schools. Katy has been a member of award-winning improv company The Maydays since their founding year in 2004. She performed in a twoprov with Rachel Blackman for over a decade and performs in science-fiction show Project2. Katy is a Funny Women Finalist and has written and starred in several acclaimed live comedy shows including Schutte the Unromantic and Who Ya Gonna Call? (the Ghostbusters fan-tribute musical). You can often catch her in TV commercials and nerdy comedy shows. Katy lives in London and teaches and performs all over the world.
Katy Schutte is a leading light of the London improv scene and this book is just as warm, witty, compassionate and funny as she is. Distilling years of experience into practical exercises, these pages are a crash course in longform improvising which never dictates or talks down to the reader, but which constantly encourages, explores, questions and inspires.“
Tom Salinsky, The Spontaneity Shop